Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Myth Number 2...

Repetitive high impact activities like, running, will eventually cause joint degeneration.

Contrary to popular belief, high impact activities will not cause damage in a healthy joint, but will exacerbate the wearing away of cartilage in an abnormal joint. People who have osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, suffer a gradual thinning and wearing away of cartilage, which leads to bone on bone movement. Vulnerable areas include the hips, knees, feet, and spine, as well as hands. Age is a risk factor for osteoarthritis, but so is a previous injury to the area, which changes the stress distribution on a joint's cartilage during physical activity.

So keep running!

Make your self~

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